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American Haiku Archives Honorary Curator Haruo Shirane Honorary Curator Haruo Shirane Haruo Shirane Honorary Curator, 2016-2017 The American Haiku Archives advisory board is pleased to announce the appointment of Haruo Shirane as the 2016-2017 honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library in Sacramento (www.americanhaikuarchives.org). This honor recognizes Shirane's significant impact on English-language haiku through his books and articles on haiku and related Japanese literature, in particular Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Bashô (Stanford University Press, 1997), Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts (Columbia University Press, 2012), and his groundbreaking essay, "Beyond the Haiku Moment: Bashô, Buson, and Modern Haiku Myths." Curator Haruo Shirane Shirane is an expert on Japanese literature, cultural history, and visual culture, and serves as the Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University in New York City. He is also affiliated with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. His disciplinary interests include Japanese literature and cultural history, particularly classical and early modern literature, with special interest in prose fiction, poetry, and literary theory. Shirane also pursues his interests in the interaction between popular and elite cultures, issues of cultural memory and language, ecocriticism, and cultural constructions of nature. In 2010, he was awarded the Ueno Satsuki Memorial Prize on Japanese Culture for his contributions to the study of Japanese culture. We are pleased to celebrate Haruo Shirane, and to bestow this honor from the American Haiku Archives, which seeks to preserve and promote haiku and related poetry throughout the North American continent. (translations by Haruo Shirane) The AHA advisory board is delighted to pay tribute to Haruo Shirane as the twentieth honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives. Books by Haruo Shirane Edited with introduction by Haruo Shirane. Shirane, Huruo. "Beyond the Haiku Moment: Bashô, Buson, and Modern Haiku Myths. Juxtapositions: The Journal of Haiku Research and Scholarship 1.1, (2015). Shirane, Haruo and Robert D. Wilson. Shirane, Huruo. "Performance, Visuality, and Textuality: The Case of Japanese Poetry. Oral Tradition, 20.2, (2005). Shirane, Haruo and Udo Wenzel.
Haruo Shirane, Columbia University
Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture and chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, is the author and editor of over 20 books, most recently, Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons (2012) and Reading the Tale of Genji: Sources for the First Millennium (2015).
Columbia University Press Haruo Shirane (ed.) Columbia University Press